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Your first award is earnt after 30 hours, then new awards are achieved every 30/35 hours. Between each new award the children need to have 10 hours of ‘something new’, the holiday activity sheets are a great way of earning these extra hours, so keep an eye out for these. They are usually listed on this page. For a guide to the award system click here

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SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Summer holiday 2017 activities Click here 
These are great to gain your hours of ‘something new’!

After they have completed activities, they will need to show some evidence that the activity has been completed.
The evidence could be a photograph, a diary/poster, a recording or some writing about when and how they completed the activity.  CU Learners are encouraged to record their thoughts and ideas, thinking about how they
completed the activity and what they liked about it.

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WELL DONE TO ALL OF THOSE WHO GRADUATED ON WEDNESDAY 28TH JUNE!

Congratulations also go to Faith, Sophie and Chloe who received the long service award for outstanding achievements for being wonderful ambassadors for White Court School.  Well done!!

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Easter Holiday Horticultural Challenge 2017 Click here

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HALF TERM ACTIVITIES
February 2017 half term activities Click here. 
These are great to gain your hours of ‘something new’!

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March 2017 GRADUATION

Congratulations to all the graduates from Wednesday 8th March 2017 at the Anglia Ruskin University.

Pre-graduation information:

The letters were delivered to each class on Wednesday 1st February or are available below:
For a copy of the letter click here

For a copy of the instructions Click here

You can either:
– Book tickets for the ARU graduation on March 8th OR
– The children can receive their certificates in one of our celebration assemblies at school OR
– You can do nothing now and wait until the June graduation.

There will be another graduation on Wednesday 28th June 2017. 
Children can only attend one of these graduations. 

If you have any photos of your children at one of the Learning Destinations and are happy for it to be used at the March graduation, please email them to braintreecu@gmail.com

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Winter Challenges to do at home Click here

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In general, what is Children’s University? Click here

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Children’s University Guide for Parents click here

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Emails

If you would like to receive emails about upcoming events from the Essex CU Manager, please email Sally at the following address – admin@essexchildrensuniversity.co.uk and ask to be placed onto the Mailchimp mailing list.

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CU app

Have you downloaded the new Children’s University app from the App Store? For more details Click here

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Essex Children’s University Junior Science Lectures!

In November / December 2016 there are some Science lectures for 9-12 yr olds. For more information click here

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More activities!

 

For some activities for you to try at home click here

To see how to earn a Blue Peter badge click here

For some October half term activities click here

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CU Families

If you have family members (or friends) that are too young to access Children’s University at White Court, or are at a different school that is not affiliated with Children’s University then click here

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Summer Activities

Olympic Challenge Click here
Southend Pier Quiz Click here

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White Court’s Children’s University Ambassadors:


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Faith, Sophia and Chloe

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Summer 2016 Graduation

Congratulations to the many graduates from Tuesday 28th July and thank you to all the parents for being so patient with the delayed start due to traffic. Well done to the ambassadors Faith, Sophia and Chloe, you were marvelous again!

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EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

For activities to complete over the Easter holidays  Click here
These activities are great for gaining hours for ‘something new’ so you can move onto your next award.

Also, for activities at the Braintree Museum Click here

SPRING 2016 GRADUATION

Congratulations to all the graduates from Tuesday 8th March.
Yet again, our ambassadors were excellent hosts for the evening.

To attend their first graduation, the children need to have collected 30 hours.
If the children have already attended one graduation, they need to have had 5 or 10 hours of something new (for more information see the leaflet above).  A handy way to keep track of this is to highlight new clubs or activities.

CONGRATULATIONS

Well done to all the graduates from Tuesday 1st December. You should all be very proud of yourselves. A special mention goes to our Ambassadors that hosted the evening and spoke extremely clearly to ensure the event went smoothly.

Braintree and Witham Times article Click here.  Buy the paper today for the full article.

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Receiving their awards.

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The children even met ‘Ruskin’ the mascot of the Anglia Ruskin University

The next graduation is planned for March 2016.
Children that did not attend the November 2015 graduation will be given priority. 

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Please remember, when you first attend a new club, highlight it in your passport, as from now on you need 10 hours of ‘something new’ in order to qualify for the next award. 

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Summer Newsletter Click here.  For all the latest news and some great ideas for activities to do over the Summer.  

 

MONDAY 8TH JUNE – GRADUATION
Congratulations to the 46 graduates from White Court School, who received a variety of awards ranging from Bronze Award up to Gold Diploma.
This time it was held at the Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, which enabled us to invite all children that were eligible to graduate.
To see the article in the Braintree and Witham Times Click here

If your child was one of the graduates at this event, please email any photos of the them that you are happy for us to put on the website to admin@whitecourt.essex.sch.uk with the subject ‘please fwd to Mr Pryke.’

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For the latest Children’s University Newsletter Click Here

FEBRUARY 2015 GRADUATION:
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 40 GRADUATES FROM FEBRUARY 2015, YOU DID US ALL PROUD! WELL DONE ALSO TO OUR 2 AMBASSADORS, FAE AND SOPHIA, WHO HOSTED THE EVENING.  FOR A LINK TO THE ESSEX CHRONICLE COVERAGE Click Here
A selection of photographs from the February Graduation:
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BRAINTREE MUSEUM
Braintree Museum have produced a leaflet to show what activities are taking place there throughout the year.  Click Here.  All of the children’s activities have been validated by the Children’s University.

 

ONLINE ACTIVITIES
Why don’t you try some of the online activities from the Manchester Children’s University?  Click Here.  

You must complete 5 lessons in each of the subjects mentioned to earn a stamp.
A code will appear after you complete each of the five lesson.
Copy, Print or Email yourself the codes as they appear. Keep them safe.
Once you have collected the five codes, you can claim a stamp for that subject by going to the “Claim your Stamp” page.
Enter the codes correctly and your stamp will be sent to the email account you provide. You should then print and cut the stamp out and stick it in your passport.
Each stamp is worth 1 hour of learning.
Good luck and enjoy learning!

 

Congratulations to all of the children that graduated on Tuesday 25th November!!!
See the link to the article in the Braintree and Witham Times Click Here

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Corey2     FayeSophia     Thomas     Callum    AmyHat    Amy1

Faith    CallumRG   Hannah

Amy2   CoreyPhotographs provided by Sharon Howard

RESOURCES:

Items on sale at the Graduation Click here
Essex Children’s University website  Click here
Children’s University at White Court School Booklet      Click here
If you would like a Passport, fill in the form attached      Click here
If you know a club that you think would like to get involved, then fill in one of the nomination forms and hand it in to Mr Pryke       Click here
A Guide to the awards you can receive     Click here

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Don’t forget to keep a running total on each page of your passport to show how many hours you have built up.
If you have any questions about the Children’s University then just pop in and ask to speak to Mr Pryke or Miss Madden.

 

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